One fact-filed volume contains more than 1,300 alphabetically arranged entries that cover subjects ranging from nature to history to sports to religion with text that is enhanced by maps, flags, illustrations, fact panels, and more.
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Grade 2-6-- The promise of an easy-to-read, alphabetically arranged, one-volume encyclopedia for the elementary grades is exciting but difficult to deliver. This attempt, actually a revised edition of The Doubleday Children's Encyclopedia (1990), emphasizes topics of interest to children, and the result is a curious compilation of facts. The entry on the American Revolutionary War has four brief paragraphs, about the same space reserved for "Football." Surprisingly, "Pollution" receives less coverage than "Yeast." Hernando Cortes is awarded an entry, while Francisco Pizarro is not. Clear, full-color photos; detailed, appealing drawings; and sharply drawn though diminuitive maps are plentiful. Yet the quality of the illustrations is uneven. For example, the portraits of the presidents of the United States are notably unattractive. Although The Random House Children's Encyclopedia (1991) has fewer entries, the consistency of its format makes it a better choice for home and school libraries.
- Alicia Eames, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Kingfisher Books, New York, NY, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Revised 1-Volume Edtion, 1st Thus. BRAND NEW COPY.Single, alphabetically arranged, general encyclopedia of over 1,300 entries supported by some 2,000 color photos for grades 4 and up. The alphabetical arrangement facilities and reinforces spelling, and the photos are an added visual aid. Entries also cross-referenced and indexed. Rich reference/resource for both the home-schooled and those attending formal schooling, and teacher. Bookseller Inventory # 013102
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